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are under siege and getting pounded, power is out, new york city, all but cut off. trains and bridges and tunnels closed, while new yorkers deal with a badly damaged construction crane on top of the tallest building in the city. tonight, the city is under massive storm warnings, nbc news begins now. >> this is nbc nightly news. >>> good evening, we wanted to let our viewers on the west coast know what it is like to be on the east coast tonight, the freakishly powerful october storm will go down as one of the worst storms of all time. it is no longer technically hurricane sandy, a sub-tropical cyclone, a nor'easter to some sta states, ten states under emergency, almost half the country warned about high winds all because of this. it has officially made landfall tonight just south of atlantic city, new jersey, and has the power to alter the map of the jersey shore. and we'll see that in action in just a moment. sandy is tonight causing flooding from massachusetts, to all the way west, a cloud bank visible over lake michigan. in new york, all eyes are on the continuing drama of that mass
to a halt, because of this one storm. the death toll is now at least 40. the biggest city in the country has been staggered. power is out for more than 8 million homes and businesses, and that's an early low ball estimate across 15 states. an early guess at the cost of this storm would begin at $50 billion in damage and lost business. the map of the atlantic coastline, especially the jersey shore has been simply redrawn in some areas. the president is touring the damage in new jersey tomorrow. today he told the folks across this entire region, america is with you. here is where this storm is now. it's centered 50 miles east-southeast of pittsburgh. think of it this way, the same storm that plunged the east coast into darkness, was today causing 60 mile an hour winds as far away as gary, indiana. the storm's being felt in wisconsin. it made a direct hit on the jersey shore. nbc's ron allen is in point pleasant beach tonight to start off our coverage. ron, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, brian, the storm came ashore about an hour's drive south of here and completely obliterated
charges filed by mayor ed lee. now what happens, and can everyone at city hall play nice? joedi hernandez spoke with the the sheriff one on one. it's been a long haul. does he think it's been worth it? >> reporter: it certainly has, and i believe he does think it was worth it. the reinstated sheriff returned to his offices here at city hall this afternoon. he says he is anxious to get back to work, and he says by his book he is officially the sheriff again. before he returned to his offices today, he took some time to share his thoughts and emotions with us on the roller coaster ride he's been through. >> we're tired. we didn't get much sleep last night to say the least. we're just absolutely gratified and thankful for all the aamazing support. >> reporter: though exhausted, the reinstated sheriff is all smiles. well-wishers stopped to congratulate him as he made his way back to work. >> it's time to heal, and it's not win or lose and what side or me being reinstated or not. i think it's time to heal, and it's nice that we all rise above, i think, this experience, which is agonizing for a
and has the potential to paralyze new york and other big cities. >>> this morning, president obama signed three emergency declarations for connecticut, and rhode island, clearing the way for fema. let's get right to bill karins and the weather channel forecast. what's it looking like right now. >> sandy is an amazing anomaly. this storm this time of year should not be this strong this far north. at this point in the math it should not be ready to take a hook back into the northern mid atlantic states and southern new england. that's all going to happen today. we'll deal with, in some cases, devastating storm surge and the wind damage is going to be incredible with still leaves on the trees in many areas from philadelphia to the d.c. areas. there's the center of the storm. still thunderstorms around the center. it's feasting right now over the warm waters of the gulf stream. it may even intensify a little bit. amazingly the winds went up this morning to 85 miles per hour, now only a little less than 400 miles away from new york city. it will accelerate and move quickly towards the coast. t
city. >> three people were injured overnight when flood waters made it difficult to get on the scene of a fire. >> we have live team coverage this morning, but we will begin with danielle leigh in cape may, new jersey. >> reporter: people are trying to get back to normal and laying out picnic tables and chairs. that said, the threat from hurricane sandy has passed. there is danger out there throughout most of the northeast. the communities are climbing out of a watery mess. sandy beat the eastern seaboard with a vengeance. >> we don't know if we have bodies out there. that is why we are on the road. >> reporter: streets that look like rivers and landmarks ripped apart have crews working over time today. >> i know people woke up to devastation. >> i was on the phone with fema at 2:00 a.m. to answer the questions they needed answered to get that designation. >> reporter: the atlantic boardwalk once packed with tourists is filled with debris and the roller coaster is surrounded by ocean. beach communities are digging out from the dunes that once protected them. >> it will be a while cle
several states as new york city prepares for a near total shutdown. >>> the presidential race thrown for a loop. both campaigns sent scrambling just nine days before the election. our teams in place, we're tracking this monster storm and nightly news begins now. >>> good evening. the evening is howling and just over my shoulder the broiling chesapeake bay showing the power of hurricane sandy that's tracking towards us far off the coast. but it's landfall that has scientists using megastorm, a surprising link up between two massive storms, impacting up to 60 million people. you have to see what it looks like from space to really appreciate the size of the storm. it's simply a swirling right mass up and down across. people are heeding the urgent warnings especially in coastal regions. tonight people are under mandatory evacuation orders. new york city city and philadelphia are also preparing to shut down mass transit. our team is spread all along the mid-atlantic coast with the latest on the storm and its impact. we want to begin with the weather channel's jim cantore on the tip of low
power, caused massive flooding and paralyzed cities and towns all across the northeast. it is no longer a hurricane, but it is a disaster. take a look at this brand new video as the roof of a shed is completely ripped away. this was during the height of the storm as it barreled into point pleasant beach, new jersey. that's one of the many spots along the jersey shore waking up to a mess this morning. >>> first, more amazing video. from water the fire, 50 homes are destroyed as flames tore through breezy point section of new york city. firefighters were unable to use water from hydrants so they had to get water out of the ocean. serious damage in rhode island where the wind and waves destroyed homes and washed out streets. let's go back to new jersey, two dozen evacuees were forced to flee emergency shelters in atlantic city after the power failed. sandy made landfall in atlantic city just after 8 clox p.m. last night. here is heavy flooding, it was all across the resort town. a 50-foot section of the boardwalk was completely lost in the super storm. >>> back to new york, a spectacular e
at 11:00, we have complete coverage of game four with live reports from the motor city to the city by the bay. and you are looking at live pictures from our nbc bay area helicopter over san francisco. the celebrations are far from over. what you can see here is, this is actually outside of at&t park at third and king streets in san francisco. as you can see, there are several small fires in the street. we have seen one or two cars tipped over, as well. few people getting out of control. for the most part, these celebrations are relatively peaceful tonight but as you can see there are a few small fires in the streets of san francisco right now. good evening. i'm diane dwyer. the giants are now world series champions. they pulled off an unbelievable sweep tonight. you could hear the roar after the giants made their final out right there. the fans are celebrating and so are the players from detroit to the bay area. thousands of people did spill in to the streets, as we mentioned, cheering on their hometown heros. so of the celebrations are getting out of control. it is starting to get
adult was also injured at st. andrew's catholic church in daly city. kimberly tere joins us from daly city with more for us. >> reporter: diane, you can see the markers left on the ground by investigators who were here for hours in this parking lot. the accident happened just before 9:00 this morning, just as mass was about to begin, and catechism for the kids was getting under way. so witnesses say the parking lot was very busy. according to daly city police, a woman in her 50s driving a minivan hit a mother, her child, and another woman. all three victims were taken to san francisco general hospital where the 6-year-old girl died. the two women, one 45, the other 46 years old are, still hospitalized tonight. their conditions unknown. parishioners say the accident is very upsetting, and at this afternoon's mass, the church prayed for the families involved. >> it should not have happened. the parking lot is small, like i said. and i think this guy must have come speeding. >> it's been there already. we don't know what happened. feel like someone is crying for help. >> it's a red car.
on there. construction is set to start in early 2013. i contacted the city of san jose. it is aware of the plans and aware of the history of the site. correctly pointing out that lots of cleanup has been done through the years. janelle? >> thanks, scott. >> you bet. >>> in other news tonight, milpitas may be putting its police department on the chopping block. the city council is considering outsourcing its law enforcement to the santa clara county sheriff's office. the issue is on the agenda for tonight's city council meeting which is open to the public. it begins at 7:00 p.m. at city hall. >>> was ate crime of passion or pre-med etated murder. that's the issue surfacing in the trial of michelle esteban accused of killing michelle le. today esteban's boyfriend took the witness stand, telling the court about her escalating jealous of his platonic relationship with le. the 26-year-old nursing student disappeared in may of last year. her body was found four months later. the ex-boyfriend and esteban have a daughter together, and he testified that they tried to salvage their rocky rela
>>> you can feel the energy. you can feel it in the ballpark. but you can feel it in the city, as well. not just san francisco. but the entire bay area embracing this team and getting on this ride. we're all in it together. >> together until the end. the giants fanfare under way already. orange october, in full world series bloom. good evening, everyone. >> hold on for a wild ride. game one between the giants and tigers is tomorrow night. but the festivities began tonight. >> we have live coverage. we'll look at the differences between san francisco and the tigers' hometown of detroit. >> we'll start with kimberly on the orange carpet. this was the big ticket tonight at the giants gala. how was it? >> reporter: it was wonderful. people wanted to just celebrate. that party is wrapping up so people can head home and be here tomorrow. we heard fans say it over and over. when the giants win, the whole city celebrates. and that was the case tonight. >> you can feel the energy. you can feel it in the ballpark. but you can feel it in the city, as well. >> reporter: it was a gala affa
are right here in new york city. lower manhattan hit by a record storm surge of more than 13 feet. it has flooded streets and the ground zero construction site. just look at that dramatic photo taken there overnight. >> some subway station and tunnels or stations and tunnels are flooded as well. transit officials say the system, "has never faced a disaster as devastating as this." during the height of the storm, the island of manhattan seemed like it had been virtually cut off, with almost all of the major bridges and tunnels shut down. we've got it covered this morning. let's get the latest from natalie morales. she's in lower manhattan, battery park city. natalie, good morning. >> good morning to you, matt. it is a new day, and the worst of it may be over, but it is clear the aftermath of sandy, the devastation will be with us for a while. as you mentioned, main concern obviously is still flooding. president obama has declared new jersey and parts of new york major disaster areas. millions here are still without power up and along the eastern seaboard. we could be without power for up t
:00, a city hall showdown, as protesters demand answers to a deadly police shooting. >> shot down. protesters take over the city council meeting in oakland tonight. they're demanding to know more about an officer-involved shooting five months ago. tonight, that tactic worked. jean elle is live in oakland with more on that confrontation. >> reporter: jessica, alan blueford's parents are desperate to know more about the night an oakland police officer shot and killed their son. and tonight, with help from protesters, their voices were heard. >> we're not leaving here without being dragged out of here. there's hundreds more behind us. and then, there will be thousands. there will be no business as usual until there's justice for alan blueford. >> reporter: protesters demanding a police report about a shooting in may, taking over the city council meeting for the second time. city leaders closed gallery seating and limited the number of people allowed into the meeting. leaving a crowd of protesters in the hall, demanding access. wrestling with police when the gallery doors opened. back inside, ala
. it will take place at san francisco's city hall on october 16th. the family has invited a list of dignitaries, including former secretary of state george shultz and senator dianne feinstein. stevens went to piedmont high school and on to uc berkeley for college and uc hastings in san francisco for law school. the public is also invited to the service. but the city hall rotunda only holds about 700 people. stevens was 52 years old. >>> the san francisco bay is once again filled with the best sailors in the world as the america's cup series is back. that's where we find nbc bay area's laurence scott who is once again an honorary skipper. >> we are on the bay with team korea, victorious today in the america's cup series match racing qualifiers. the youngest skipper by far in the world series competitions here on the bay this weekend. tell me something. what a thrill, not just competing in your first race, but winning your first race. how did it go? >> it's pretty awesome. we managed to get a good start. and we kind of trying to throw it away a little. we managed to hold it together. and all the
:30. this is a live look now inside san francisco's city hall. jodi hernandez is also there, outside of city hall. i know you spent time with steven's parents. they must be so proud today, but also proud of his accomplishments. >> they certainly are. the memorial is taking place inside city hall. stevens' sisters and his brother are sharing memories of their childhood, growing up with christopher stevens. his sister remembered him as clever and witty, someone who is always dedicated to his family. she esaid no matter where he travelled in the world, he would always come home. tonight his friends and family must say goodbye. >> his commitment in being the ambassador to an area of our world that is in such turmoil was a huge, huge high calling for him. >> i know we have lost a hero, but we need to celebrate that life. >> reporter: and that's the aim of this afternoon's memorial service for ambassador chris stevens. mayor ed lee says there is not a more appropriate place to pay tribute to the slain u.s. ambassador to libya than san francisco's city hall. >> he was in fact a bay area uc berkeley grad, a
. some of the worst was here in new york, the nation's largest city crippled by high wind and a record storm surge. water pouring into lower manhattan, swallowing neighborhoods and washing out the subway system. ironically, it was that water that prevented firefighters from dousing these flames in queens. 80 homes were lost. and now as the cleanup begins. >> clearly, the challenge our city faces in the coming days are enormous. >> reporter: the mayor and millions in the strike zone. >> it's really a catastrophe. >> reporter: understand that it will take a long time to recover from the damage sandy left behind. jay gray, nbc news in battery park, new york. >>> now let's take a look at the radar where the storm is right now. it continues to weaken, but you can see it's still churning and bringing rain and strong winds north of pittsburgh. as the storm moved inland, it continued to cause disruption and damage. sandy turned into a full-blown blizzard in west virginia. and in the mountains, as far as south as north carolina, parts of ohio and kentucky are also breaking out the snowplows. an
're coming behind them and it will push this issue to the front of the city agenda and county's agenda to move forward with the new stadium and hopefully keep the team here. >> most a's fans hopes the stadium is built in oakland, fans in san jose want to see the team move south. >> our hope is that we continue to light a candle in san jose to make sure they know that san jose is wanting them to come here. >> reporter: a's officials acknowledge securing a new stadium is high on the wish list but the team's priority at the moment is playing ball. >> obviously that's the end goal for the organization but our immediate goal is to try to win the division, play good baseball and see how far we can go in the playoffs. >> reporter: we are back here live in front of the 45-year-old coliseum where you can see fans are streaming in to watch the a's take on the rangers. of course the team hopes to get one step closer to winning a division title. the game starts at 7:00 and we are told tickets are still available. reporting live in oakland, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> okay. thank you,
of violence has san jose city leaders calling for action yet again. >>> and the first presidential debate now in the books, the surprising reaction from analyst and voters right here in the bay area. hear who they think came out on top and why. the news at 11:00 starts now. >>> good morning and thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> and i'm jon kelley. good morning, everybody. it was a deadly night out on the streets of san jose as police investigate two separate homicides just four hours and only four miles apart. homicides number 35 and 36 this year alone. bob redell is live at the police department. you just attended a press conference there, getting more information about the latest run of violence. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon. san jose in the past has prided itself on being america's safest big city has just racked up homicides number 35 and 36 for the year. police believe one of them is gang-related. when we spoke with sapd within the past hour, the officer wondered if the city's still had its gang tax force if that task force was still intact. a gro
million in federal funding. the city had started work on the $1.6 billion project, even though it had not lined up all the money yet. the subway will connect the city's south of market neighborhood with union square and chinatown. now that funding is in place, the big project can now begin. >> now we start building the stations, we start boring the tunnel and getting this ready for revenue service. >> earlier this week, a group called suv muny sued the city over its plans to begin a station at union square. any work on historic union square requires voter approval first. >>> a different kind of church, a metal fragment found. >>> what to watch for in tonight's vice presidential debate. >>> the political fireworks are flying in one city council race. that's coming up. measures... measure up. money to our schools. "misleading." out here. it. but there's hope. straight to our schools... keeps it there. politicians. yes on thirty-eight. >>> the election's not far away, because the political mudslinging is in full swing. and not the presidential election this time. we're talking about a sa
redell live in the south bay with why the city of san francisco is rooting for the 49ers to get the super bowl here in santa clara. that story coming up. >>> plus, from high school drop out to nobel prize winner. the bay area professor who just won the prestigious honor this morning. >>> it has been a foggy start in the bay area. things clear at the bay bridge toll plaza this morning. a lot ahead. the news at 11:00 starts now. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. jon kelley has the day off. six hours to game time. >> bay area baseball fans holding on to hope after a disappointing home opener. the giants find themselves trailing in a series after losing to the cardinals. fans hope the turn around will make up for the sluggish start. >> we have christie smith live in san francisco if you are heading into the city. we begin with john henry smith live at at&t park this morning where the giants were beaten by the bull pen. good morning, john henry. >> reporter: good morning. the question is is today's game a must win? the answer is maybe
they say about this video tonight at 11:00. >> could the feds take over the oakland police zmept city leaders are gearing up for that real possibility. how would it change the department and would the streets be safer? jodi joins us in oakland. is the federal take over inevitable? >> reporter: raj, city leaders and the mayor hope it is not inevitable but they are preparing just in case. tonight, the mayor is sharing a possible option. she says she doesn't envision a complete takeover, instead is suggesting a softer approach. >> the rank and file officer is finding it very difficult to go out there and serve the citizens with the lack of support that we see from city hall. >> reporter: with violent crime on the rise, the anniversary of the occupy protests just around the corner, and a growing call for the opd to be placed under federal control, oakland police are feeling pressure like never before. >> morale is at rock bottom. not only do you have the uncertainty with the discussion regarding receivership but you're also looking at a 20% increase in the most violent types of crime in o
are starting to spend. construction is also picking up in san jose. but the city apparently is not prepared. and that's causing delays. nbc bay area's kris sanchez is live in san jose with why one businessman blames the city for losing nearly everything. kris? >> reporter: hi there, janelle. well, if you have ever been through a construction project, then you know that things don't move nearly as fast as you hope that they would. but in san jose for months, things were taking a lot longer than they were supposed to. and that's primarily because the planning department was decimated by the recession. >> great ice cream. very good. >> reporter: this cream i have a fixture in this san jose downtown, at least it was until owner jeff mullen closed in order to move into a new space after ten years in business. >> my expectation of downtime was two to three months, okay. it turned into eight months. >> reporter: mullen says he lost $400,000 in revenue and nearly lost his home and his customer base. and while he was closed, other similar businesses moved in. he places much of the blame on the city
you on board one of the main attractions that will be drawing so many people into the city by the bay. that story coming up. >>> the giants and a's getting ready to kick off the post season. game times have been announced. we'll have a live report from both at&t and the a's in detr t detroit. we'll also bring you the pain at the pump. the bay area waking up to monster price jumps in gas prices. we'll tell you how hard you will be hit in the wallet. the news at 11:00 a.m. starts right now. >>> good morning, everybody. thank you for joining us. i'm jon kelley. marla tellez has the day off. the bay area braces for a big weekend of festivities. the heart of it all, san francisco. a little bit of something for everybody over the next couple days. on the buffet of outdoor activity, the 49ers are at home against the bills. giants playoff baseball, a music festival shs the america's cup, and look up in the sky, it's the blue angels. we'll start off with our live coverage with bob redell and the fleet week festivities. what's going on, my man? >> reporter: good morning to you, john. we're abo
gathered in the city for a little bit of music, some baseball, and activities. we have crews throughout the city. let's begin with monti francis. he is along the waterfront. hello, monti. >> reporter: good afternoon, the blue angels took to the sky just about 15 minutes ago. for many spectators, this is what they came to see. in fact, many of these folks staked out their spots this morning. we started with the parade of ships as vessels from the u.s. navy and u.s. coast guard came under the golden gate bridge and into the bay. that was followed by the air show at 12:30, including some impressive of air ak crow bat icks. spectators were also wowed by a b-2 stealth bomber. the weather cooperated beautifully, viewing was clear as can be and not al at all hindered by the fog as in the case in years past. >> just makes you really proud to be an american and san franciscan and to be out here, just -- i just got shivers. just beautiful. great day. >> the planes are awesome. it's a great time, a lot of people out here. it's really fun. good times. >> reporter: and fleet week is a joint traditio
. this is the scene in 2010. it will be much of the same on wednesday. >>> and the city of san francisco cleaning up this morning after those world series celebrations turned to vandalism and violence. i'll show you the damage coming up. >>> we received the latest advisory when it comes to hurricane sandy. we will show you the forecast and intensity. this is a bad one guys, stay tuned for that. >>> we are looking at what we are dealing within the bay area. this is a live look at san jose. we will have a full look at the forecast with christina. you are watching bay area from us. >>> they must be giants. the giants sweeping their way to a second world series title in just three years. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. jon kelley has the day off. >> i'm marla tellez. the giants are the new world series champs and a big story this season. redemption. barry zito erased all of the past failures. >> and sandoval went from bench warmer from the 2010 world series to 2012 world series mvp. >> we have team coverage on all things giants this morning. bob redell is awaiting the team'
san jose. >> it's unfolding in the eighth district city council race. we're here to show you how one race has turned very ugly. >> reporter: as we count down the days to the election, both sides in the district eight city council election are crying foul tonight. one side is accusing the other of tampering with campaign signs and dumping them under the cover of darkness. the other side filed a police report alleging assault. where did all the signs go? that's what tina wanted to know. >> over the last several weeks, i've taken at least 15 lawn signs taken. >> reporter: she later found dozens of signs in a trash can. his discovery led them to stake out the area and this video clearly shows it was the husband of rose herrera, the opponent in the race. >> he became instantly verbally and physically aggressive and physically charged at me. i attempted to move backwards but he continued quickly after me. he then yelled that he had a knife, reached for his pocket and swiped at me. >> reporter: but rose herrera's husband said it was he who was attacked last night, that's how he got thes
be happy to split super bowl-related events between the city sfwls a city is a city. i think people want to come and have a good time and spend their money here. >> i definitely want the super bowl to be in santa clara because my son will take me to the game. >> reporter: if the nfl announces tomorrow that san francisco is in con teng ftenti have to make a live presentation in front of nfl owners in may who will have the final decision. live in santa clara, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >>> a political fight over san jose's police department intensified this weekend. and it has to do with the city council woman who's up for re-election and is making some controversial accusations. >> her comments, attempt to disparage an entire police force. >> the newest controversy stems from a campaign advertisement many san jose voters got in the mail on friday. in the mailer council woman rose herrera accuses police union leaders of encouraging tactics such as delaying response time and not making arrests. she's running on a platform of pension reform and today her critics includin
we will have live coverage of the parade. >>> good morning. staggering. entire cities and towns up and down the east coast unrecognizable in the wake of sandy. home after home submerged, police forced to carry out daring rooftop rescues in new york, while thousands of people are still stranded in new jersey. a striking view of the catastrophic damage live from above today, wednesday, october 31st, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," the aftermath of sandy with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm esgotry. it's one thing to see sandy's damage from the ground, but when you see it from the air it's truly striking. the magnitude of the loss is just stunning. >> it's sickening. right now natalie is over a helicopter in a dangerous situation in new jersey where another fire is burning. this has been a problem over the last couple of days. most likely that is storm-related. just north of seaside heights. f
. we spoke to a resident who said they wondered what is going on. four gun deaths within the city limits since 9:00 last night. all young men in their late teens or early 20s. two killed on 72nd avenue where we are right now. a residential street. a couple of blocks away from international boulevard. these men were in a green minivan on the street. a van that one of the passengers bought within the past day. at 6:00 as the sun was coming up this morning, someone walked up to the van and there was a confrontation. this person fired multiple shots at them killing them both here on the scene. police tell us they don't have a motive. they are still looking for that suspect. a neighbor of one of the men said the two regularly sat out in a vehicle just to talk. weren't loud. were respectful. from her point of view, seemed to stay out of trouble. >> this is the first time we ever had any kind of disturbances like this. sad. i guess nobody is exempt. it happens over there. it happened behind us. now it is happening here. nobody is exempt in oakland. it could be in any neighborhood. any st
bay and we will look at the events in the city and the traffic that never really made a showing. good evening. i'm diane dwyer. many californians may love their cars but most don't like the spike in gas prices. prices up to an all-time high in california. innen effort to ease the burden, governor brown took emergency action today. kimberly tere has more on that an it seems you found one of the cheapest places for gas in the area. >> reporter: at this gas station on mcgee and north 33rd, you can see for yourself, the price for a gallon of regular unleaded is 4.37. 31 cents less than the state average but most say it isn't a bargain. >> i'm not working so i'm looking for the cheapest gas. >> looks like she found it. it has been busy all day with drivers looking to save at the pump. >> i try to get it where it is the cheapest and this is the area to come. >> reporter: worth the wait? >> i can say it is. >> reporter: governor jerry brown is now stepping in an unprecedented move aimed at driving down gas prices, brown directed the california air resources board to alu the production of les
takes it parallel to the coast and then inland, somewhere right along the big cities. some of the most highly density populated areas. between washington, d.c. and new york city. we won't focus too much on the center because it will be a broad wind field and the winds will probably be stronger 50 to 100 miles away from the center. no eyewall or anything like that. a high impact storm. especially at the airports, the ripple effect across the country i'm sure will be felt monday and tuesday. >> unfortunately this is a big one. >>> as the 2012 election race enters the final stretch, at least one new poll shows republican mitt romney with an edge over president obama. according to a new abc news "washington post" poll, 50% of likely voters now support governor romney. that's verses 47% who favor the president. yesterday the president wrapped up a whirlwind two-day campaign blitz with a stop in chicago to cast an early ballot. that's a first for a presidential nominee. and yes, he did have to show his id. >>> mitt romney made three stops in ohio on thursday. he told voters this campaign is
for a little bit. we have tid bits about the floats. they will end up at the steps of city hall which is expected to be a glorious celebration. >> that is where we are. at city hall. that ceremony will begin. before the ceremony, you will see the players and management and coaches coming through on the cars. that is a fun part of the par e parade. it is off camera and off scripted. that will be a lot of fun. >> that is what the fans love. people have been lining the streets since early morning. they want to get a close up look at romo and posey. it is giants gear left and right. they are all wearing it today. >> it is bleeding orange and black. here's the plan for the next 30 to 60 minutes, all the cars will start at the foot of market street. we showed you the map at stewart street. they will come out in convertibles and floats and the whole nine yards here. you see the crowd here. so many people showed up last night staking their place on market street. about 1 million people are here in downtown san francisco on this halloween which is traditionally such a big day here in san fran
who approached him in the city of south el monte in the san gabriel valley. now the couple is suspected also in a number of other crimes, including carjacking and robbery between southern california and northern california. on october 5th, susie ko was killed in her hercules home. >> it's a very big break. and we've said right along that finding the car would be one of the key pieces of evidence that we need to help us try to solve this case. and particularly since king county was able to find suspects in the vehicle, that gives us even more of a lead than if we had found it parked on a street somewhere. >> reporter: now again, hercules police are not calling the husband and wife suspects in the homicide of susie ko, but they will question them as soon as they are able. we reached out to susie ko's family, and they tell us that they are emotionally exhausted, but that today's arrests bring them a small sense of relief. >> thank you so much, kris. >>> now to a story you'll see only on nbc bay area. for the very first time, the mayor of san jose sat done with the police union
cities in the next couple of days. so i hope that people are watching this and heeding those warnings because the winds, as sandy comes ashore, are going to be much stronger along the east coast than what i am feeling right now. back to you, jenna. >> julie, stay safe. julie martin, thank you very much. >>> now let's head about 400 miles off the east coast to asbury park, new jersey. al roker is there tracking sandy's every move. al, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning to you, jenna. and of course asbury park the home of rock 'n' roll and bruce springsteen but this is different rock 'n' roll happening here as sandy makes its way onshore to the south of here. right now this is the latest on sandy. 260 miles south/southeast of cape hatteras, north carolina. it's 395 miles east of new york city. 75-mile-per-hour winds, northeast moving at 13 miles per hour. tropical force winds extend out 520 miles from the center of the storm, and that's going to be the big problem. as this system comes onshore it is certainly going to leave its mark. officials up and down the east coast are w
and the city center in shambles. city leaders are trying to have a positive outlook on this dubious anniversary. >> they certainly are. they had a press conference to focus on the progress the city has made over the past year. they just put in a new lawn here at franco gawa plaza. they're urging folks not to walk on the lawn for another couple of weeks. with some folks promising to reoccupy the plaza, the city insists it's been prepared. >> reporter: it's been a day of celebration in oakland as the opd promoted 30 officers to take on supervisory roles. >> this is a true oakland renaissance. >> reporter: and city leaders stood on the steps of city hall to proclaim downtown oakland's undergoing a transformation with an increase in sales tax revenue, new businesses, and a newly restored lawn. >> downtown oakland has really become a 24/7 location that's becoming a place that's a center of art. >> reporter: but while progress has been made, many worry we may see a repeat of the destructive demonstrations that took place a year ago. tomorrow's the one year anniversary of occupy oakland and business o
was in kansas city. i remember, i walked out and i -- the stage is -- has just been attached to something. i go flying, legs spread apart. >> splayed. >> splayed is a good one. the stunned audience, gosh this can't be part of the show. i was thinking i'm going to get up and start singing. i'll get them. >> what did you do? >> my conductor was drunk in his hotel room and the band is sitting there, i don't know where the director, your conductor is. i said, you know what, we are gonna try this again in about an hour everybody, let's get that guy. i know, so we have all fallen. even if you fall and are bleeding it is to get up and start laughing hysterically. if you have walked down the street and fallen. that happened to me, my knees were scraped up. like, that's hysterical. i'm dripping with blood, i need bandages and the heimlich, whatever. not the heimlich. you know what i mean. good news for justin and jessica. >> i guess we are going to get a look at the very first pictures from brand new "people" magazine has exclusive look. wow. >> he is flying through the air. she is there. >> her dress i
. >>> another day of record heat around the bay. that is oakland there. we will tell you which east bay city is poised to be hotter than even miami. the news at 11:00 starts now. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> i'm jon kelley. today, opening statements are being heard in the trial of giselle esteban. she is accused of killing michelle le. we have christie smith live at the courthouse with the latest on the trial of giselle esteban. >> reporter: the prosecutor opened with a photo of a smiling michelle le. he showed another photo of what is believed to be her last photo. her walking out of a parking lot and near where she was working. this right before she disappeared. her family packed the courtroom. they did not speak, but wore buttons of the 26-year-old on them. le disappeared in may of 2011 where she was studying nursing. her body found four months later. a former friend of hers, esteban killed her because she had feeling for her boyfriend. i guess we're having problems with that awed oudio. later, he developed a serious relationship with esteban. later, th
much. coming up, tech titans duel. beer bounces back, and the city that's cracking down on snacks. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus a heated exchange between nicki minaj and mariah carey turns up the drama on the set of "american idol." you're watching early today. >>> vice president joe biden's airplane, air force 2, had a pair of landing problems due to bad weather. first in charlotte the flight had to do a go around due to a thunderstorm cell that left some passengers a little queasy. later the jet was diverted from andrews air force base to dulles due to a low cloud ceiling. >>> pope benedict's former butler declared his innocence yesterday against charges he stole personal documents from the pontiff, however, he admitted photocopying the pope's private correspondence. vatican police testified they found thousands of pages of documents inside his apartment. >>> also in vatican city, a dramatic but unrelated protest. a man climbed onto the dome of st. peter's bassilica unfurling a protest bannister against italy's prime minister. at last report he wa
were not wearing life jackets. >>> demanding justice. protesters taking over the city council meeting in oakland last night demanding more information on a deadly police shooting that happened five months ago. the family and about 75 supporters of 18-year-old alan bluford packed the chambers for two hours. the family was given a copy of the police report. something they have been asking the police for since the shooting happened. bluford was shot and killed back in may after police say he tried to run away. police said he was killed in an exchange of gunfire that injured the police officer. they later changed the story and the gun believed to be bluford's believed to be recovered from the scene was not. the district attorney and oakland police are still investigating the shooting. >>> the protest comes as a federal report comes to light accusing oakland police of being too quick to pull the trigger. a court-appointed monitor says officers sometimes shoot at suspects even though they may not face immediate danger. the monitor says officers may be quote, hypersensitive to the dangers of
church in daly city.d d kimberly joins us with more on this. >> reporter: these are the markings left behind by investigators who were here for hours today piecing together what led to that fatal accident. this parking lot at st. andrews church was busy this morning. mass was about to begin at 9:00 and catechism was getting underway. police say it hit a mother, her child and another woman. >> it's shocking to me. >> we don't know what happened. we just see someone is crying for help. >> crews rushed all three victim to san francisco general hospital where the 6-year-old girl died. the two women, one 45, the other, 46 years old, are still in the hospital. parishioners prayed for the families involved. >> we got the call at 8:58. police say they have been affected by what happened. >> it was very sad, not just for the people who were there who may have seen it but the officers who responded. when you see anybody hurt, especially a child. a lot of us are fathers and it does hurt. >> the driver was not injured and police say she is cooperating with their investigation. she has not been ci
on our breaking news. sheriff sheriff ross murkarimi just walked out of city's hall, and he got his job back. we spoke to him moments ago. a live report with his reaction when we come back. >>> back to our breaking news. he is getting his job back. after ten harrowing months san francisco sheriff ross murkarimi just walked out of city hall and says he has got his job back. we just spoke to him. jean elle is live on the scene right now after talking to him. >> reporter: jessica, ross murkarimi says he is ready to move forward. he says after ten months of fighting to keep his job, he is ready to prove he will be a good sheriff. >> but now it's about moving forward. we want to mend fences with all parties. i look forward to demonstrating why the people elected me as sheriff and look forward for me and my family to now move in a place where we hopefully will see some normalcy again. >> reporter: now you can see in that video his wife, eliana lopez is all smiles. by a vote of 7-4, the board of supervisors does not deliver enough votes to have the sheriff removed. so he can keep his job. now
the city yesterday afternoon dumping buckets of hail on this neighborhood. in a matter of minutes it looked like snow had fallen on the lawns and rooftops. >> it sounded like boulders hitting. a bunch of rocks hitting the ground. >> tiny and they got increasingly larger. >> and just think, last week gilroy was setting with record breaking temps. 107 degrees or something like that. >> bananas out there. the real fear right now, christina loren, you are talking rain possibly tonight. >> i think we'll see a delay. i won't think it will be a rainout by any means but the wind is going to come into play. we'll get right to that forecast. lots of people very interested on the weather in oakland. 56 degrees in sonoma. 57 in novato. it's cool out there in san jose we're still at 56 degrees. as we head throughout the day, look at what's headed our way. you can see an approaching band of moisture that will push in through the next couple hours. we stop that clock for you at 2:00 p.m., we're not just talking light to moderate showers but embedded thunderstorms mostly on the western facing slopes surrou
was a left-wing spotter on the 12-mile city street trek. as a colleague maneuvered the shuttle using a remote control, wells helped make sure nothing touched the $1.8 billion shuttle, despite some tight spaces. >> no leaves, no branches, no light poles, obviously. but the tiles on the shuttle are very fragile. and it was stated from the beginning that absolutely nothing could touch the shuttle for the whole route. >> reporter: but sarens is no stranger to monumental jobs. the lifting and rigging company has transported bridges, nuclear reactors, and refinery equipment. they played a crucial role in repairing the earthquake-damaged bay bridge in 1989. but moving a shuttle is a mission not quite like the rest. >> we've muched, much heavier, much bigger objects, but this is certainly the most important. we're not used to moving big, heavy objects in such a public setting with so many people as obstructions. >> reporter: now that "endeavour" has made it safely to its new home, the months of preparation have paid off. the folks at sarens couldn't be prouder. >> we just wanted to take our time. i m
delivery in case they are forced out. recently the city of oakland took the bold step by filing a federal lawsuit to stop the department of justice from getting harbor side evicted. the executive director is in washington for the hearing. he says the judges' decision could lead to sweeping political and legal changes. >> when you have a federal court deciding officially that marijuana is medicine, it is more difficult for attorneys to launch the attacks they have, which after all, resulting in patients being unable to obtain that medicine. >> each time this issue has been brought before the federal government. whoever brings it is told they don't have standing. there is no way to object other than to stop convicting other than a jury booth. >> reporter: that is the catch according to a cannabis school. the school is now stream line, she says, federal and state laws are at odds over medical marijuana. many patients believe they would have a better legal defense that it is indeed medical if it were reclassified. reporting live in oakland, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >>> a bay area na
city headquarters of the federal reserve. prosecutors say he was inspired by osama bin laden and that he tried to recruit others from across the country, not realizing those recruits were actually undercover agents. wnbc's jonathan dienst has details. >> reporter: this is the face of suspected bomber quazi mohammad nafis, and this was his alleged target, the federal reserve bank. he was arrested after he allegedly parked a van packed with what he thought was 1,000 pounds of explosives, trying to kill hundreds of innocent new yorkers during the morning rush. >> he clearly had the intent of creating mayhem here. >> reporter: it was a sting operation and nafis was under intense surveillance for months by the fbi, nypd, and homeland security agents. the undercovers even provided some of the fake bomb parts. but they say it was nafis who picked his target, helped build the bomb, and they only got on to him after he approached an informant about wanting to carry out a major attack. "targeting america's economy is the most efficient way to draw the path of obliteration to america,"
. >> the city is celebrating. >> this is awesome. >> i love it! >> i knew it. amazing the best feeling ever. awesome! >> after a season of ups and downs, fans say this is thrilling. the road to get to tonight, though, wasn't easy. >> it's an amazing group of guys that never gives in. that's the american way. >> and fans say it's that fighting spirit that will take them all the way. they're already making predictions for the world series. >> it's going to be a great matchup. it's going to go seven games. i just got chills. fantastic. this is baseball. world series tickets are sold out. some are going for as much as $10,000 a ticket. kimberly perry, nbc bay area news. >> if you've got it -- >> well, even the driving range the giants dominated game seven from the start. showing fans that come back and then some. >> they proved their will to win with powerful at bat. jamie was in the clubhouse with the pennant chance and joins us live. hi, jamie. >> between the rain and champagne and the beer inside the clubhouse, it was pretty wet, but they would not trade this for a single thing. for the seco
. scott, good morning. >> well, good morning, marla. good morning, jon. apple coming to the biggest city to talk about some of its smallest devices this morning. couple surprise announcements. most of the focus expected on the ipad line and that is, indeed, what we got. they're talking inside, right now, as we speak, about the new mini ipad. that is going to be what it is called. it is smaller, it is thinner and about 0.7 of a pound and little less than eight inches for the screen. this is going to compete with seven-inch devices and also a expected to put alapaal bapaal the classroom. not only easier to put in your child's backpack, but your own purse or backpack. a surprise from apple, a fourth generation regular size ipad also introduced today. this is just about six months after we saw the third generation ipad. this one will start at $499. it is powerful, retna screen, et cete cetera, et cetera. a new mini mac computer today and a new imac computer today, the desktop. that one is thinner than ever and also a new line of mackbook pros including a 13 inch model, that is the slightly s
, that's what they do. >> this is very exciting. the city is going nuts. everyone is partying in the streets. it's a great time. >> reporter: while they do not refuse the right to serve those not wearing giants colors, i can tell you, you will stand out if you aren't in them. most bars and restaurants around the park, restaurant and bar owners say they love the postseason. their refrigerators and bars are stocked, and they are certainly ready for the crowds. live in san francisco, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >> all right. tickets to be inside the ballpark about $400 to $4,000. >> $400 for standing room only. oh my goodness. >> so it's not a bad option to be at a local bar. >>> inside the park, maybe the most compelling story line for the giants this season, the barry zito revival, and he is pitching tonight. >> but it won't be easy. zito and the giants are facing one of the top pitchers in all of baseball. let's bring in jaymee sire from comcast sportsnet as we count down to the first pitch. >> this marks the first time that two cy young award winners will face off in ga
don't want walking around the city. he is dangerous. he would have struck again. >> investigators say rios did try to rape another woman, but she escaped. he is on probation for felony hit-and-run. >>> the protests commemorating occupy oakland's one-year anniversary rolled in and out with no real troubles. protesters left the plaza this morning before police had to make them and push them out. several hundred people marching last night one year to the day since occupiers were kicked out of the plaza. a total of two people were arrested, but otherwise the protest was peaceful. >>> b.a.r.t. is celebrating another major milestone as it works on an extension project. b.a.r.t. to san jose. crews have completed the subway section of the extension. that extension is a 5.4 mile track south from the existing fremont station and ending in another part of fremont near the alameda santa clara county line. it is expected to create thousands of construction jobs. the station should open in 2015. >>> time now to see what is happening. still ahead, they hit the ground running with 11 days to go where
fans taking pictures of the preparation, watching crews hang the championship banners at city hall. and law enforcement agencies are sending a clear message. troublemakers are not welcome. crews are working extra innings tonight, working to set up a festive giants world series victory celebration. >> we have a giants dog. >> reporter: gearing up for hungry crowds along the parade routes. workers are expecting a family-friendly event, even though sunday night was not so friendly. revelers burned a muni bus down the street. >> there was no damage done to our store front. so, we're grateful for that, considering everything that happened in the area. >> reporter: more supporters are launching an online effort to help him get back to work. there's also an online effort to help police find vandals. san francisco's city attorney says if he can build a case, this man may have a repair bill to play. >> i can identify that individual and make that tie-in, i'm going to prove my case. >> reporter: police arrested 35 people after the giants' victory sunday. the district attorney charged 9 of th
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